Emirates A380 Flight EK203 was placed under quarantine upon landing at New York JFK Airport after several passengers fell ill during the flight.
The Flight 203 from Dubai landed in NYC at 9 a.m. and was directed to a separate parking area away from the terminal. The Centers For Disease Control responded to evaluate the travelers.
Initial reports stated 100 passengers fell ill, but Emirates confirmed that only about 10 passengers fell ill and seven were taken to the hospital.
Five hundred people were on board the flight.
Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were taken ill. On arrival, as a precaution, they were attended to by local health authorities. All others will disembark shortly. The safety & care of our customers is our first priority.
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) September 5, 2018