Reports out of New York City detail a plane arriving at JFK airport with two passengers sick with temperatures over 100 degrees. The plane arrived in NYC from Dubai at 8:50 a.m.
While the plane was landing at JFK the pilot communicated that passengers were with high fevers and many were coughing upon arrival. The plane could contain possibly 100 sick passengers and is currently being held away from the rest of the terminals.
The plane has a total of 521 passengers on the Emirates Airlines Flight 203.
Sources reveal to ABC the flu is the suspected illness.
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Mayor has received a very preliminary briefing. The plane’s been quarantined and the CDC is on the scene. Updates here as we have them. https://t.co/ge4IBuuxji
— Eric Phillips (@EricFPhillips) September 5, 2018