Emirates Flight EK 203 in quarantine at New York Airport after passengers fell ill on board

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Authorities are investigating a flight that landed on Wednesday at Kennedy International Airport in New York after about 100 passengers reported feeling ill, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. There were 521 people on the plane.

Though initial reports indicated up to 100 passengers had taken ill during the flight EK203, Emirates said the actual number was “about 10.”

“Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on board flight EK203 from Dubai to New York were taken ill,” a spokesman for the Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based airline told Business Insider in a statement. “On arrival at JFK, as a precaution, they were immediately checked by local health authorities and those needing medical attention will be attended to.”

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