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Sick Passengers Removed from Flight at Boston's Logan Airport

Sick Passengers Removed from Flight at Boston's Logan Airport

(Reuters) – Emergency crews in protective gear removed five passengers with flu-like symptoms from a commercial airliner that arrived at Boston’s Logan Airport on Monday, but U.S. health authorities played down the possibility of Ebola.

Emirates flight 237 from Dubai landed at Logan around 2:30 p.m. EDT and emergency medical workers escorted the ill passengers off the aircraft, authorities said.

Massachusetts Port Authority spokesman Matthew Brelis said none of the ill passengers had recently been to West Africa, which is struggling with a deadly Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people since March, but alarms were signaled after their arrival “out of an abundance of caution.”

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