Nineteen people have been taken ill after an Emirates airline plane landed in New York, officials say.
The plane was quarantined at JFK airport as those on board were checked by health officials. Eleven went to hospital but others declined treatment.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that initially about 100 people including some crew had complained of illness.
Flight 203 from Dubai landed at 09:10 (13.10 GMT) with 521 passengers.
Emergency vehicles were seen on the runway as it landed.
Singer Vanilla Ice, who also said he was on the plane, posted video of the emergency response on the tarmac.
So I just landed from Dubai and now there is like tons of ambulances and fire trucks and police all over the place pic.twitter.com/i9QLh6WyJW— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) September 5, 2018
Soon afterwards, Emirates airline tweeted that the sick passengers were being attended to and those who were unaffected would be allowed to leave the plane.
Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were taken ill. On arrival, as a precaution, they were attended to by local health authorities. All others will disembark shortly. The safety & care of our customers is our first priority.— Emirates Airline (@emirates) September 5, 2018
In a statement, the CDC said: "Approximately 100 passengers, including some crew on the flight, complained of illness including cough, fever, and symptoms of gastrointestinal illness.
It said that after completing health evaluations on everyone on board, 538 passengers had been released and 11 people were taken to a local hospital for care.
"Passengers who have been evaluated and released [should] call their provider and health department if they develop any symptoms," the health body advised.
A spokesman for New York's mayor, Bill de Blasio, said that some of the passengers had originally come from the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca, which was currently experiencing a flu outbreak, and that the passengers' symptoms were "pointing to the flu".
All the passengers are off and have been evaluated. 19 sick. 10 to hospital and 9 refused medical attention. Health officials are processing tests now to determine the cause. Symptoms still pointing to the flu. https://t.co/ZWURgb68bJ— Eric Phillips (@EricFPhillips) September 5, 2018
Larry Coben, a passenger on the plane, posted pictures on Twitter of unaffected passengers being checked as they disembarked.
Deplaning and having temperature taken pic.twitter.com/MVxWqJPLTe— Larry Coben (@LarryCoben) September 5, 2018
ABC News reports that the pilot raised concerns prior to landing that some of the passengers were coughing and experiencing high temperatures.
Another passenger, Erin Sykes, posted a video of officials wearing protective clothing checking passengers over as they disembarked.
A government official told US news outlet CBS News that "there was no evidence of a security or terror issue".
A business class traveller, Raghida Dergham, told CBS News that the sick passengers had been sitting in the economy section of the plane.