Scores of passengers taken ill on flight to NY

An Airbus A330 belonging to American Airlines

The CDC said in a statement to The Independent: "CDC and Philadelphia public health officers worked with [medical and airport] officials to evaluate and test the ill passengers for influenza and other respiratory illnesses".

Customs and Border Protection officials told NBC San Diego that the sick passengers all originated from Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where there was recently a flu outbreak.

He said 521 people were on board and that sick passengers were being triaged on the plane.

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.

The Emirates Flight 203 was carrying more than 500 passengers and landed close to 9:06 a.m. ET, CNN reports.

Emirates said that 10 passengers had been taken ill and were being looked after by local health officials "as a precaution".

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Later Eric Phillips, spokesman for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, confirmed that the sick people were on their way to hospital. The Emirates Airbus A380, which is a two-tier plane that can hold 520 people, was met by the Centers for Disease Control and Port Authority Police after reports of unexplained illness among the passengers emerged.

The plane, a double-deck Airbus 380, was taken to a location away from the terminal so emergency officials could evaluate the situation, Port Authority of NY and New Jersey officials said in a statement.

Singer Vanilla Ice, who had coincidentally landed at the airport on a separate flight, posted video of the emergency response on the tarmac.

She said all other passengers would be allowed to leave the plane shortly.

"The passengers - except for the 12 affected - are in the process of being released", it added.

The Port Authority of NY said the plane was taken to a separate park of the airport.

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