Hazardous materials crews were called to the scene just after 9 a.m. after the plane landed safely.
They added that "local health authorities" were tending to the passengers.
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"I asked the (flight attendant) for a mask before we even took off, but there was none available", passenger Erin Sykes told CNN from the plane.
As for what the sickness might be, Phillips referred to a "flu outbreak" in Mecca and said that might be a possibility, stating, "It appears some of the ill passengers came from Mecca before getting on in Dubai".
An airport source told Fox 5 News that a medical emergency happened on the plane.
Ten people were hospitalized, and another nine were deemed ill but declined medical attention.
The spokeswoman said 10 passengers fell ill on the flight from Dubai to NY. Video from news helicopters showed the jet stranded on the tarmac for several minutes before passengers began to emerge so they could board buses to get to the terminal.
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Haynes further reported CDC public health officers were working with local authorities to examine passengers and take all necessary healthcare measures.
Emirates Flight 203 carrying about 500 passengers landed shortly after 9am EDT (1pm GMT) today following concerns that passengers were sick with fevers over 37C.
A DailyMail.com request for comment to Emirates was not immediately returned to clarify that discrepancy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a statement that about 100 people complained of feeling sick.
According to Phillips, the sick passengers are headed to the hospital.
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