Plane quarantined at New York's JFK airport

An Emirates Airbus A380

Emirates, however, said that only about 10 of the roughly 500 passengers on the flight "were taken ill".

Some sick passengers were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with non-life-threatening conditions, according to a New York City fire department spokesman.

Nineteen people have been taken ill after an Emirates airline plane landed in NY, officials say.

It comes just days after an Emirates flight from Dubai to NY was quarantined after a sickness onboard.

Phillips said health officials are working to determine what caused the sudden outbreak of symptoms on the flight, but the flu is the suspected cause.

Emirates Flight 203 arrived from Dubai around 9:30 a.m. with approximately 520 people on board.

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

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

That quarantine was confirmed by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's office by his press secretary, Eric Phillips, who noted the information was based on a preliminary briefing. "Apparently there is over 100 people sick on the bottom floor, so happy I'm up top, it's a double-decker plane 380".

A large emergency response, including personnel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was sent to the airport to meet them.

In a second statement, Emirates has confirmed all passengers have disembarked from the flight.

Video footage from inside shows confusion on board the plane, as officials try to clear the aisles and keep passengers in their seats.

American Airlines did not immediately return Business Insider's request for comment.

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