NEW YORK — The New York City mayor's office says a plane has been quarantined amid reports of numerous sick passengers aboard a flight from Dubai that arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport.
There were conflicting reports about how many people were sick aboard the Emirates flight, which landed around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday.
The Emirates flight landed just after 9 a.m. Wednesday. The airline confirmed that about 10 passengers were sick on board and were receiving medical attention "as a precaution."
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 100 of the 520 people aboard the plane were being evaluated after complaining of illness, including cough and fever.
Video shows the jet sitting on the tarmac surrounded by emergency vehicles and ground control personnel.
Passengers were exiting the plane with their luggage and getting on to buses.
Eric Phillips, a spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said representatives of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are at the scene.
A New York Police Department counter-terrorism division tweeted that it was monitoring what appeared to be a "medical situation."
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