PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Multiple passengers fell ill on separate international flights coming into Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday.READ MORE: Chief Apostle Of Holy Ghost Headquarters Mark Hatcher Charged With Sexual Abuse, Rape
Officials say 12 passengers arriving at the airport on American Airlines flights from Paris and Munich experienced flu-like symptoms. Multiple ambulances were dispatched to the airport.
All 250 passengers and crew on the flights were held for a medical review and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was notified to investigate.
The CDC, Philadelphia Health Department and the Philadelphia Fire Department personnel performed medical evaluations on the passengers.READ MORE: 5 People Shot Near Temple University, Philadelphia Police Say
“CDC is aware of two American Airlines flights from Paris and Germany that arrived at PHL airport this afternoon with ill passengers on board. CDC and Philadelphia public health officers worked with EMS and CBP officials to evaluate and test the ill passengers for influenza and other respiratory illnesses. Twelve passengers from the two flights reported sore throat and cough; none were identified with fever. None of the passengers are severely ill, and they will be released and informed of test results in 24 hours,” the CDC said in a statement.
The 12 passengers who felt sick and were tested for the flu were released.
It’s not yet known what caused the people to become sick.EXCLUSIVE: Teenage Pilot Who Landed Plane On Bridge In Ocean City Shares How He Survived New Mexico Plane Crash
No one was hospitalized.