A plane that departed from Dubai was placed in quarantine after landing at JFK in New York, shortly after 9 a.m. this morning.
CNN is reporting the plane has around 500 passengers on board.
The Port Authority had previously said around 100 people were ill, however, the crew on board the plane have said the number is much lower.
At this time seven people believed to be crew members have been transported to a nearby hospital, in addition to five passengers. Several other people on board have since been evaluated by medical professionals and released.
The Center for Disease Control has sent medical professionals to the scene. The patients will be evaluated inside the plane on the tarmac at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
At this time, the condition of the individuals on board the plane are not known.
This is a developing story, please check back for updates as they become available.
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