Airport officials said at least six passengers aboard a Frontier Airlines plane fell ill and several water fountains were closed at a Cleveland airport after
Passengers who got sick flew on board Frontier Airlines Flight 1397 to Tampa on Tuesday.
The passengers, who were not traveling in groups, were vomiting when the aircraft landed, said Janet Scherberger, spokeswoman for Tampa International Airport.
Although health officials have not confirmed the cause of the disease, officials at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are studying the possibility that the fountains could have contributed to it.
Michele Dynia, spokeswoman for the airport, said the airport was not sure that disgusted passengers had been drinking in the fountains, but the fountains were removed as a precaution.
City and airport officials "work together to research all potential causes, including the activities of passengers prior to arrival at the airport." According to our expertise, waterborne diseases usually have a period of time. longer incubation than observed in the present case ".
"In addition, Cleveland Water does not have any water safety issues in the vicinity of CLE, but is collecting additional samples at the street level to check."
More than 11,000 passengers passed through the Cleveland airport Tuesday and no other travelers reported a similar illness, the city said.
Scherberger said the rest of the passengers had to wait at least an hour and a half aboard the plane in Tampa before they could leave the plane
Sandra Palomino, who was traveling on flight 1397 but was not ill, said the passengers were to monitor their health in the next few days.
About 266 passengers were on board during the incident, Scherberger said.