Published: Fri, September 07, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

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After Wednesday's sudden quarantine of an Emirates plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, would you know what to do if you were sick on a plane?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that initially about 100 people including some crew had complained of illness.

The CDC also says all passengers without a fever would be allowed to continue with their travel plans, and if needed, their conditions will be followed up by health officials.

The plane was quarantined while the CDC (Centre for Disease Control) made sure that the virus wasn't going to launch the zombie apocalypse.

Medical workers in masks and gloves took passengers' temperatures on the tarmac while evaluating them.

Passengers told the network that numerous individuals on the plane were exhibiting symptoms prior to boarding, contesting Dubai officials' belief that it was food poisoning.

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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. "Nine passengers underwent additional medical screening at the site near the aircraft and were released afterwards", said the spokeswoman for Dubai-based Emirates.

About 100 of the more than 500 passengers on board reported feeling sick.

Larry Cohen, who identified himself as one of the passengers on the plane, uploaded photos on Twitter showing dozens of police and emergency vehicles waiting outside the aeroplane on the tarmac.

Flu outbreaks have occurred in the past following the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca during Hajj, officials said.

Dr Barbot said she hoped the laboratory results from respiratory samples would be released on Thursday. "They all came from Saudi Arabia I think too, they were at the Hajj".

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