Two aircraft fly to Philadelphia from Europe reported multiple passengers experiencing flu-like symptoms.
Two American Airlines aircraft landed at Philadelphia International Airport and carrying more passengers experiencing “flu-like symptoms.”
One of the international flights come from Paris, and the other flew in from Munich. Twelve passengers were reportedly sick on the planes – but all the passengers, in a total of about 250 plus crew, were removed for the medical assessment, the Philadelphia International Airport, confirmed in a statement to Fox News.
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“As a precaution, all passengers on the two flights of a total of about 250 plus crew were held for a medical evaluation, and the CDC was notified. CDC, the Philadelphia Health Department and the Philadelphia Fire department personnel performed medical evaluations and reviews. The passengers-except for the 12 affected — are in the process of being released. Airport operations were not affected during this time,” the statement read.
According to the CDC, none of the passengers reportedly had fever, and no “seriously ill.”
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“12 passengers of the two flights reported a sore throat and cough; no one has been identified with fever. None of the passengers is seriously ill, and they will be released and the height of the test results in 24 hours. The passengers of the two flights that are not sick, continued with their travel plans. We will have more information when test results are confirmed,” the CDC said in a statement to Fox News.
American Airlines did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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Earlier this week, ten passengers reportedly exhibited flu-like symptoms on an Emirates flight landed in New York from Dubai. The passengers were taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Additional reporting by Fox News’ Talia Kirkland.
Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.