Emirates Flight Quarantined in New York City, Passengers Hospitalized After Getting Sick

WATCH LIVE Emirates plane from Dubai lands in JFK with reportedly 100 sick passengers on board

The airline said three passengers and seven crew members were taken to a hospital.

The Emirates flight landed Wednesday morning and was met by health officials. NBC first reported that 100 passengers felt sick, but Emirates later estimated a much lower number.

"So I just landed from Dubai and now there is like tons of ambulances and fire trucks and police all over the place", he wrote, along with the video he took of the fleet of vehicles outside. He said the sick people were on what he called the "bottom floor".

An Emirates flight from Dubai was held on the tarmac at New York's John F. Kennedy airport on Wednesday after several crew members and passengers reported feeling sick.

"We are requesting the passengers who have been evaluated and released to call their provider and health department if they develop any symptoms, and to give their travel history and report of the incident", the CDC said in a statement.

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says about 100 of the 520 people aboard the plane had complained of illness, including cough and fever. They had their temperatures taken on the tarmac and were then transported by bus to the airport terminal, where they made their way through customs.

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"Emirates can confirm that all passengers have disembarked from flight EK 203".

Emirates flight 203 from Dubai landed in NY at approximately 9:10 a.m. Wednesday morning and was quickly quarantined.

Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to NY were taken ill. Nine others declined further medical attention, according to Raul Contreras, a spokesman for the mayor's office.

Reports suggest symptoms point to the flu.

The flight to NY originated in Dubai and followed a stop in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where many have been sickened by a recent flu outbreak. It appeared as though passengers had been sent on their ways by 10:45 a.m. ET.

Emirates airlines, the operator of the flight, initially said in a tweet that about 10 passengers had fallen ill.

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