Flu 80 sick people arrive on jet at Newark

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by ChemicalGal, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. ChemicalGal

    ChemicalGal Monkey+++


    Health Officials Examine Jet at Newark After 80 People Get Sick

    At least 80 passengers on a Continental Airlines flight fell sick. MyFoxNY.com --
    NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) -- Passengers on a flight from Hong Kong were allowed to deplane Monday at Newark International Airport after some of them reported feeling ill, airport officials said.

    Continental Airlines Flight 98 had departed Hong Kong at 11 a.m. with 272 passengers on board. During the flight, the cabin crew noticed that several passengers appeared ill and airline officials notified U.S. authorities, said Dave Messing, a spokesman for the airline.

    Messing said the airline believes the ill passengers were part of a group of more than 80 tourists who sailed together on a river cruise in Asia. The final destination of the group, after switching planes in Newark, is Montreal, Canada.

    Officials from the federal Centers for Disease Control boarded the plane upon its arrival in New Jersey and, after checking and clearing the passengers, allowed them to deplane about two hours later, said Marc La Vorgna, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport.

    The CDC did not immediately return a call to The Associated Press.
    They released them and it may be nothing, but might want to keep your eyes and ears open

  2. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Not good... been watching this one....

    Supposedly CDC says seasonal flu.... several hospitalized... others were allowed to continue on their way.... oh and its not H5N1....

    Well ... I'll guess we'll see.... will be hard to hide if its something the spreads easily and sickens alot of folks....
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