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Passengers on 2 flights from Europe come in sick in Philly

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    Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at New York Kennedy Airport, amid reports of sick passengers on board a flight from Dubai, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    A passenger gets her temperature taken as she leaves the Emirates for a plane at New York Kennedy Airport, amid reports of sick passengers on board a flight from Dubai on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Larry Coben via AP)

PHILADELPHIA – Authorities say 12 passengers on two flights from Europe were evaluated for sore throat and cough upon arrival at the Philadelphia International Airport, but no one was regarded as seriously ill.

A federal Customs and Border Protection spokesman says that the sick passengers was attending the hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Officials say that the passengers of the two flights on Thursday afternoon that are not yet sick continued on with their travel plans.

The group of diseases comes a day after 10 people were hospitalized and tested positive for influenza after arriving by plane in New York from Dubai.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says none of the 12 passengers to Philadelphia American Airlines-flights from Paris and Munich exhibited fever.

An American Airlines spokeswoman says the plane was not in quarantine.

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