first_imgairlinesEmirates 10 passengers aboard Emirates Flight EK203 from Dubai to New York were transported to hospital via ambulances from JFK Airport around 10am local time on Wednesday morning (midnight AEST), following the flight’s arrival at 9.18am local time.Initial reports said that around 100 of the 500+ passengers and crew onboard the Airbus A380 fell ‘seriously ill’, with a ‘mystery illness’, complaining of symptoms including fever, coughing and vomiting.The airline quickly confirmed details in a statement via Twitter:Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were taken ill. On arrival, as a precaution, they were attended to by local health authorities. All others will disembark shortly. The safety & care of our customers is our first priority.The aircraft has been quarantined and passengers were reportedly being checked by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.last_img