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A Plane Quarantine in New York Started Out Like a Sci-Fi Nightmare

One hundred supposedly sick passengers ended up being only 19. But the story tapped into potent fears about flying.
Source: Chip East / Reuters

Updated on September 5, 2018, at 5:58 p.m. ET

It really did sound like the beginning of a zombie movie.

On Wednesday morning, a flight from Dubai landed in New York City, and passengers were not allowed to leave. One hundred people on the plane, , had fallen ill. Ambulances and Centers

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