Scores of passengers taken ill on flight to NY

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A rep for NYC's Mayor's Office said all passengers had been evaluated a few hours after landing and "health officials are processing tests now to determine the cause".

A MAJOR incident has been declared at New York's JFK Airport following reports a plane has been quarantined.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is evaluating ill passengers aboard two global flights that arrived in Philadelphia from Paris and Germany Thursday afternoon, a CDC official said.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, City Hall spokesman Eric Phillips said early reports indicated that passengers had been become sick with the flu.

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Phillips, the press secretary for DeBlasio, also tweeted that nine other individuals were sick, but "refused medical attention".

A total of 250 people were held at the airport for review after deplaning from their flights, Philadelphia International Airport spokeswoman Diane Gerace said.

A traveler in the business section of the aircraft, Raghida Dergham, said in an interview that sick passengers were in a "lower level" economy section of the plane.

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His pictures showed people having their temperatures taken with a laser device as they disembarked, and a police officer wearing a mask.

Flight 203 was on an Airbus double-decker aircraft, a super jumbo jet, and was carrying 521 passengers, according to the CDC.

The New York State Department of Health did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Erin Sykes, who was on the plane, wrote on Twitter that the trip was "basically a flying infirmary" and questioned why some of the passengers were allowed to board.

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