American Airlines passenger rushed to hospital

An American Airlines passenger onboard a flight from the Dominican Republic to Miami was rushed to hospital upon landing with what appeared to be cholera symptoms.

American Airlines Flight #778 took off from Santo Domingo, on Thanksgiving and the unidentified man started exhibiting symptoms shortly after.

The crew radioed ahead so that when they landed in Miami, emergency responders were on scene to remove the man from the aircraft and take him to hospital.

“Before landing, the crew radioed down and advised they had a passenger onboard who had symptoms that appeared to be cholera and he would need immediate medical attention the minute they landed,” Tim Smith, a spokesman for American Airlines, told the Miami Herald.

Although cholera can be contagious, passengers sitting near the man have not yet been advised to seek medical attention.

Tests on the man performed at the hospital have not been released.

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