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None of the flight's other passengers needed medical attention, he said, adding that none of the sickened teenagers required hospital care.
In a message posted on Twitter, Humphrey called the illness "mild to moderate" and not life threatening.
"The main reason for our alert is to clarify the reason for ambulances rushing to the airport," he told The Times. "We want to remove fear, uncertainty and doubt."
Airport spokesman Marshall Lowe said Delta Flight 1392 from Guatemala City landed at 11:21 a.m., with the captain reporting that the teens were possibly suffering from food poisoning. LAX had been the plane's destination, he added.