Larry Cohen, who identified himself as one of the passengers on the plane, uploaded photos on Twitter showing dozens of police and emergency vehicles waiting outside the aeroplane on the tarmac.
The calls for medical assistance occurred after the passengers de-planed and while they were in Customs.
Health authorities said they were exercising "an abundance of caution" at Philadelphia's airport following the NY scare.
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His son, Flavio, said that his father was "almost dead" when he was admitted, but his condition was later reported to be stable. The attack comes at a time of increasingly heated rhetoric, and sometimes violence, related to campaigns and candidates.
A traveler in the business section of the aircraft, Raghida Dergham, said in an interview that sick passengers were in a "lower level" economy section of the plane.
"Passengers who are not ill will be allowed to continue with their travel plans, and if necessary will be followed up with by health officials".
The flight, which originated out of Dubai, made a stop in Mecca, which is now experiencing a flu outbreak.
"I was anxious (about getting sick)".
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A MAJOR incident has been declared at New York's JFK Airport following reports a plane has been quarantined. "I became anxious when they started to share that form to everyone and they're like, 'You're not getting off the plane until you fill that out and until you're being tested, '" he said.
The CDC said that about 100 had complained of some sort of illness: some with milder symptoms, some who needed to be hospitalized.
"There were Somalis on the flight", he said. Flight 717 originated in Munich, Germany and landed in Philadelphia around the same time.NBC Philadelphia reports that numerous travelers were returning from pilgrimages in Mecca, Saudi Arabia before boarding in Paris and Munich. I have no other information about the situation beyond that.
The BBC reported that food poisoning is suspected as a cause.
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The stroke caused blood circulation to the right side of her brain to be cut off and she was placed in a medically induced coma . On August 26, she received word that she was officially off the waiting list and going into surgery.