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Jet quarantined in New York after reports of sick passengers

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    In this frame from video emergency response crews gather outside a plane at JFK Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (WABC 7 via AP)

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    In this frame from video, a person walks off an Emirates plane at JFK International Airport to a waiting bus on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York, as emergency response crews gather outside the plane amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai. (WABC 7 via AP)

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    Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at New York’s Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai, Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at New York’s Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at JFK Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at New York’s Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Larry Coben via AP)

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    A passenger gets her temperature taken as she leaves an Emirates airplane at New York’s Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Larry Coben via AP)

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    Passengers leave an Emirates airplane at New York’s Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Larry Coben via AP)

Published September 05. 2018 10:48AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A plane was quarantined at New York’s Kennedy Airport amid reports of numerous ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai.

There were conflicting reports about how many people were sick aboard the Emirates flight, which landed around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday.

The airline says about 10 passengers were ill and got medical attention “as a precaution.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 100 of the 520 people aboard the plane were being evaluated after complaining of illness, including cough and fever.

Video from news helicopters showed the jet sitting on the tarmac surrounded by ambulances, vehicles and airport personnel.

Passengers were exiting the plane with their luggage and getting on to buses.

A New York police counterterrorism division tweeted it appeared to be a “medical situation.”

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