Shanghai Puts New Orleans Mayor in Swine Flu Quarantine

Nagin, wife, staffer treated 'with courtesy'
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2009 4:16 PM CDT
Shanghai Puts New Orleans Mayor in Swine Flu Quarantine
Mayor Ray Nagin, joined by his wife Seletha, celebrate at Gallier Hall in New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.   (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

(Newser) – Chinese officials are holding New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin in quarantine with his wife and a staffer after a fellow plane passenger exhibited swine flu symptoms, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. The three are "being treated with utmost courtesy" in Shanghai, where Nagin "is feeling well and continues to be in communication with his staff," a Nagin rep said. Nagin flew to China Friday on an economic development trip.
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