A mysterious disease hits the Virgin Australia plane while several become ill during the flight from Melbourne to New Zealand
- Several passengers got sick on a flight from Virgin Australia to New Zealand
- A Virgin spokesman said that some passengers showed symptoms similar to flu
- All passengers were scanned and those who were not affected were free to go
- Three San Juan ambulances and three jeeps were sent to the airport
Bianca Bongato for Daily Mail Australia
Several passengers got sick on a flight from Virgin Australia from Melbourne to New Zealand when they arrived at the Auckland airport.
A spokesman for the health organization St Johns New Zealand said they received a call at 3.34 p.m. M. About a medical incident at the airport, according to NZ Herald.
Three San Juan ambulances and three jeeps were dispatched immediately.
Several passengers got sick on a flight from Virgin Australia from Melbourne to New Zealand when they arrived at the Auckland airport (stock image)
Upon arrival, all passengers were checked and scanned. Those who seemed unaffected were free to leave.
Both St John and the Auckland Regional Public Health Service responded immediately and arrived on the scene.
According to a spokesperson for Virgin Airlines, some passengers coughed noticeably during the flight and showed flu symptoms.
"They kept everyone on the plane for about two hours, and some paramedics controlled the temperature of the people who felt bad and asked that those people stay to receive more medical attention," one passenger told the NZ Herald.
Some of the passengers on board only came from the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, where there was an outbreak of influenza last week.
Finally, it was the captain who decided to alert the health authorities and Auckland airport staff before landing the plane.
Three St Johns ambulances (pictured) and three jeeps were sent to Auckland airport upon receiving a call about the medical incident
As of now, 147 passengers have been cleared.
The flight back to Melbourne will be delayed until further notice.
Last Friday, there were also two major health alarms at two airports in the US. UU After the incoming flights contained more than one hundred passengers with symptoms similar to those of influenza.
Some of the passengers on board also returned from the Hajj pilgrimage.