At least 19 on quarantined Emirates flight confirmed sick

An Emirates Airbus A380

An Emirates Airbus A380

The airline said the passengers were getting medical attention "as a precaution".

The CDC official said none of these passengers are "severely" ill.

Ten people were Wednesday, taken to the hospital after a plane carrying sick passengers landed at John F. Kennedy Airport.

A MAJOR incident has been declared at New York's JFK Airport following reports a plane has been quarantined.

In an another apparently unrelated health scare, passengers on four Southwest Airlines flights in Texas may have been exposed to measles in the last 16 days.

Dozens of passengers aboard an Emirates flight from Dubai to NY are reportedly being checked by emergency crews after becoming seriously ill.

"Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on board flight EK203 from Dubai to NY were taken ill", the spokeswoman said.

The pilot reported that two male passengers have extremely high fevers and about 100 passengers are "coughing non-stop", according to ABC News.

Seven crew members and three passengers were taken to the hospital, Emirates Airline said.

Rapper Vanilla Ice was on the plane. He said the sick people were on what he called the "bottom floor". "CDC and Philadelphia public health officers worked with EMS and [Customs and Border Protection] officials to evaluate and test the ill passengers for influenza and other respiratory illnesses".

The Press Secretary for Mayor Bill de Blasio, Eric Phillips, tweeted that the mayor received a preliminary briefing and the plane has been quarantined.

Later in the morning, Coben uploaded more photos showing passengers having their temperature taken by CDC officials as they disembarked.

The New York State Department of Health did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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