Emirates flight crew and passengers taken to hospital in NYC

Three passengers and seven crew members who fell ill on an Emirates flight from Dubai were taken to a hospital after the flight landed in New York City, according to the airline.Symptoms included cough, headache, sore throat and fever, according to Jamaica Hospital. Nine more people with symptoms were evaluated at the airport and refused medical attention, Eric Phillips, the New York City mayor’s press secretary, wrote on Twitter. All of the passengers were screened as they got off the plane and health officials are working to determine the cause of the illness, Phillips added. All of the passengers who were not ill have been allowed to leave and clear customs at JFK, officials said.
Emirates flight 203 had declared a medical emergency and landed at John F. Kennedy airport at 9:10 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
The plane — with roughly 521 passengers on board — was quarantined and kept away from the terminal after it landed, Phillips said. The flu is being investigated as a possible culprit.

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