A JetBlue Airways flight that landed at New York’s John. F Kennedy last night inbound from Santo Domingo was quarantined due to a possible measles scare.
JetBlue Airways flight 410 landed around 9pm and was held out of “an abundance of caution”, after the crew noticed a young Orthodox Jewish boy with bumps. It turns out that these were actually mosquito bites, and not measles.
Per NBC New York,
A measles scare aboard a JetBlue plane from the Dominican Republic to New York City delayed the flight Sunday night and prompted allegations of airline profiling amid the worst outbreak of the disease the nation has seen in decades.
JetBlue Flight 410 landed at JFK Airport from Santo Domingo around 9 p.m., but was held at the terminal after officials got reports of a medical emergency on the plane.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Port Authority temporarily quarantined the plane while the passengers got checked out. A short time later all customers got the all clear and flyers deplaned normally, JetBlue said in a statement.