CDC investigates two more flights that landed with coughing passengers

Some of the passengers who fell sick on an Emirates flight that landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday probably had the flu or another common respiratory infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today based on early test results.

The patients were treated with the flu vaccine and antivirals, reported the CDC in a statement. But the event yesterday started the spread of a different kind of contagion: worry. Today, two more international flights were evaluated by public health officials because people on board were coughing and had sore throats.

Both of today’s flights were on American Airlines: one from Munich and another…

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