Tests result awaited to determine cause of passenger illness on Emirates flight

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Health officials in New York are awaiting the outcome of tests after 10 passengers on an Emirates flight from Dubai were taken to hospital.

Acting health commissioner Dr Oxiris Barbot said their symptoms – fever, coughing and vomiting – suggested flu.

All those on board were screened by health officials on arrival.

Three passengers and seven crew members were assessed as needing care in hospital.

Dr Barbot said she hoped the laboratory results from respiratory samples would be released on Thursday.


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