Emirates Flight In New York Quarantined After Passengers Get Sick

An Emirates plane that landed at JFK Wednesday morning has been quarantined after 10 out of the 500 passengers on board became ill – though initial media reports put the number ill at more than 100, according to NBC 4 New York.

Counter-terrorism officials are monitoring the situation, according to the NYPD.

In a statement, Emirates said passengers are being examined and those not exhibiting symptoms will soon be allowed to leave.

The Emirates A380 flight 203 from Dubai was headed to New York when at least 100 of the 500 passengers on board reported feeling ill. Some of the passengers reportedly have fevers of more than 100 degrees accompanied by coughing fits.


So those not exhibiting symptoms of this possibly respiratory-vectored illness with an unknown incubation period will be allowed to leave?   What could go wrong?

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