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One Hundred Ill on A380

Old 5th Sep 2018, 15:03
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Red face One Hundred Ill on A380

The aircraft is being held away from the terminal at JFK.
See: 100 Ill on Emirates Flight

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Old 5th Sep 2018, 15:53
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Statement from EK:

Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were taken ill. On arrival, as a precaution, they were attended to by local health authorities. All others will disembark shortly. The safety & care of our customers is our first priority.

10:18 AM - Sep 5, 2018
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 16:02
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September is a month with "R" isn't it?
So one could have the huitres again?
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 16:17
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Did they have the steak or the fish for dinner?
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 16:40
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From New York Mayor's spokesman Eric Phillips:

Flight started in Dubai and stopped in Mecca, which is experiencing a flu outbreak. Early indications point to that as a POSSIBILITY. More to come


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Old 5th Sep 2018, 17:01
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Local New York media now reporting that the 10 people sent to Jamaica Hospital were 7 crew and 3 pax.


Picture by passenger Larry Coben - Twitter
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 17:48
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Originally Posted by Airbubba View Post
From New York Mayor's spokesman Eric Phillips:



https://twitter.com/EricFPhillips/status/1037340969065177088+&cd=7&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=u s]https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:bzpIeEPhCEAJ:https://twitter.com/EricFPhillips/st...&ct=clnk&gl=us
EK203 is a direct DXB-JFK service, and according to FR24 that's exactly what it did today: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f...ek203#1dc0a2a2
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 17:52
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EK203 is a direct DXB-JFK service, and according to FR24 that's exactly what it did today: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f...ek203#1dc0a2a2
Yep, that tweet was obviously erroneous like the report that the outboard thrust reversers on the plane were inoperative.
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 18:10
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I must try out the airport in Mecca next time I'm out that way
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 18:18
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Originally Posted by A320LGW View Post
I must try out the airport in Mecca next time I'm out that way
Try the fish platter.....
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 18:21
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CDC reports it was 100 pax and crew...I wonder who speaks the truth? I know where I might look...
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 18:33
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CDC reports it was 100 pax and crew...I wonder who speaks the truth? I know where I might look...
Do you have a cite for the CDC report?

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A similar event occurred in France yesterday. Pax and crew on a flight from Oran, Algeria were held when it arrived at Perpignan after a child was suspected of having cholera. She was taken to hospital for tests. There is a cholera epidemic in Algeria, with a number of deaths.
Details of everyone on board were taken before they were allowed to leave.
The aircraft returned empty to Algeria to be cleaned and disinfected.
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More from the mayor's spokesman Eric Phillips:

All the passengers are off and have been evaluated. 19 sick. 10 to hospital and 9 refused medical attention. Health officials are processing tests now to determine the cause. Symptoms still pointing to the flu.
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Originally Posted by sitigeltfel View Post
A similar event occurred in France yesterday.....
The aircraft returned empty to Algeria to be cleaned and disinfected.
good luck with that. the cruise ship experience with norovirus is that disinfection is very hard. Bleach works, but are you going to soak every carpet, cushion, nook and cranny with it?
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 04:58
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Mass psychogenic illness, perhaps?
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 06:49
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I've experienced something similar when I was cabin crew at a major Japanese airline: Flight from FCO to NRT, many PAX had eaten seafood before leaving. They were mostly seniors and elderly on their first trip to Europe after a long hard working life and no clue about food safety abroad (in Japan you can eat raw eggs and fish without a worry). I had 9 PAX in economy class with food poisoning...it was awful.
Noone quaranteened them or us, we just hoped the elderly would survive the 10+ hours of loosing liquids violently!
So for this Emirates flight, perhaps the avaition authorities in the US are being somewhat overly cautious, to put it in a PC kind of way?
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Originally Posted by Frequent_Flyer View Post
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Noone quaranteened them or us, we just hoped the elderly would survive the 10+ hours of loosing liquids violently!
So for this Emirates flight, perhaps the avaition authorities in the US are being somewhat overly cautious, to put it in a PC kind of way?
Well, almost certainly the authorities are being over-cautious on this occasion.

However, they are in a dilemma; it is fantastically unlikely that any one incident represents a serious risk to the wider population. But fantastically unlikely things always eventually happen - I don't have to tell that to pilots.

My colleagues who work on emerging infectious disease tell me that
1. A pandemic that kills 100s of millions is inevitable, whether that will be next week or next decade no-one knows, but it is close to certain.
2. The massive increase in air-travel will be one of the primary drivers that will convert this pandemic from a nasty local flare-up that self limits, to a global catastrophe.
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Originally Posted by double_barrel View Post
Well, almost certainly the authorities are being over-cautious on this occasion.

However, they are in a dilemma; it is fantastically unlikely that any one incident represents a serious risk to the wider population. But fantastically unlikely things always eventually happen - I don't have to tell that to pilots.

My colleagues who work on emerging infectious disease tell me that
1. A pandemic that kills 100s of millions is inevitable, whether that will be next week or next decade no-one knows, but it is close to certain.
2. The massive increase in air-travel will be one of the primary drivers that will convert this pandemic from a nasty local flare-up that self limits, to a global catastrophe.
I assume you have an Armageddon cupboard full of key supplies in case the unlikely happens? 😉
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