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A mild panic hit New York City on Wednesday, September 5, as a plane arriving at JFK airport from Dubai was held on the tarmac with what was initially reported as more than 100 passengers becoming ill with an unknown malady during the flight.


All 500 passengers were quarantined on the plane while the Centers for Disease Control arrived and began to check patients.

Passengers, both ill and healthy, had an unpleasant experience:

Several were able to snag photos and video from inside the cabin as authorities told passengers what was happening:


One passenger, Larry Coben, documented much of the process on his Twitter feed.



Though the CDC suspected nothing too serious, they took all necessary precautions to ensure the public was safe.


The initial estimated number of ill passengers was exaggerated. Many hadn't even encountered any sickness on board the flight.

In reality, there were just 19 "ill" passengers, and nine of those denied medical attention.


Before long, the passengers were on their way off the plane.


They hit a few road bumps on their way to the terminal...

...but were on their way home before long!

Health officials suspect the flu is to blame.


It would seem New York City has dodged a global catastrophe-level epidemic once again. Well done, everyone!




H/T - Twitter, BBC

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