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Counter-Terror Unit "Monitoring" Quarantined Emirates Flight In New York After ...

• by Tyler Durdan

Counter-terrorism officials are monitoring the situation, according to the NYPD.

Seven members of the crew and three passengers were taken to Jamaica Hospital in Queens after suffering from flu-like symptoms, the New York Post reported.

In a statement, Emirates said passengers are being examined and those not exhibiting symptoms will soon be allowed to leave.

The Emirates A380 flight 203 from Dubai was headed to New York when at least 100 of the 500 passengers on board reported feeling ill. Some of the passengers reportedly have fevers of more than 100 degrees accompanied by coughing fits.

The flight landed at JFK Wednesday morning about 9:10 a.m. where Port Authority Police and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were waiting to check passengers in a staging area.