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September 6, 2018, :passengers fall ill on separate international flights to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Multiple passengers fell ill on separate international flights coming into Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday, CBS Philly reports. Officials said 12 passengers arriving at the airport on American Airlines flights from Paris and Munich experienced flu-like symptoms.

All 250 passengers and crew on the flights were held for a medical review and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was notified to investigate. The CDC, Philadelphia Health Department and the Philadelphia Fire Department personnel performed medical evaluations on the passengers.

The passengers who did not fall ill are in the process of being released.

It is not yet known what caused the people to become sick.


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