The JetBlue plane flew from Dominican Republic to new York had been delayed because of fears that the boy-a Jew could be measles

For fear of Contracting measles the plane JetBlue, which flew from Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), was detained at the airport in new York.

410 flight landed at the International airport named after John F. Kennedy (JFK) on 28 April around 9 PM, but the passengers didn’t manage to leave the plane. The fact is that the leadership of JFK received a message about a medical emergency on Board.

Some passengers told News 4 they do not know what happened, but there were rumors that someone could get the measles.

«Some guy, like the doctor, came in the mask, and a COP, probably from the Port Authority, examined the child and decided that it’s just mosquito bites,» said one of the passengers.

The program Director of «Pesach», which organized the trip, for Orthodox families, confirmed that the crew members of JetBlue saw the boy-a Jew with a mosquito bites and rash is called measles.

«After reports about possible problems of a medical nature on Board the flight 410, which was flying from Santo Domingo to JFK, there was an inquiry about the delivery of health services due precautions, — said the representative of JetBlue. — All customers have been checked, and the flight made a landing in a regular mode».

According to the latest Centers for control and prevention (CDC), from the beginning of 2019 was recorded 704 cases of measles in the U.S. is the largest number of cases in one year since 1994. However, only in new York falls more than half of all cases, where it affects mostly unvaccinated children in Jewish communities.

Measles is a very contagious disease. Among the symptoms called rash, fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. The disease can cause serious complications, such as pneumonia and encephalitis (brain swelling). According to the CDC, the current outbreak linked to travellers who brought back measles from countries such as Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines. These countries recorded major outbreak of the disease.