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Ten aboard flight from Dubai hospitalized in apparent flu outbreak, says NYC official

6 September 2018

Ten people on an Emirates airline flight were taken to a New York City hospital suffering flu-like symptoms on Wednesday. It happened after scores of passengers and crew complained of feeling sick during trip from the Middle East.

NEW YORK CITY ACTING HEALTH COMMISSIONER ,DR. OXIRIS BARBOT said  Some passengers in recent days had attended the annual Haj pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Mecca on the Arabian Peninsula. It is a region where the flu virus was circulating. It was also possible the virus was transmitted between passengers during the lengthy flight.