(CNN) - New Orleans, Louisiana, Mayor Ray Nagin, who traveled to China on an economic development trip, has been quarantined after possible exposure to the H1N1 virus, his office confirmed Sunday.
Nagin flew on a plane that also carried a passenger who is being treated for symptoms suspected to be from the virus, commonly known as swine flu, the mayor's office said in a statement.
Nagin, his wife and a member of his security detail have been quarantined in Shanghai, though all three remain symptom free, the statement said.
"The mayor is being treated with utmost courtesy by Chinese officials," the statement said.
One could only wish that China keeps Mayor Ray Nagin over there forever.
I just wish New Orleans had quarantined him properly when Katrina hit and he stole everyone's firearms that would have enabled them to protect themselves...................
Ha! Right On!
Wonder how much the Chinese would charge us to keep him? New Orleans needs positive energy and change, not Nagin. I'm from the area, I see it first hand.
LOL you owe me a new keyboard makesUwonder.
If only China were as concerned about tainted products they export.
Maybe they'll keep that worthless piece of stuff. China can have him. He can make all the Chinese "chocolate" like he wants New Orleans to be.
Funny, however I wish the United States would take this a little more serious expecially when it comes to children...
This country is still young and resists to learn...
Can we pay them to keep him?
they can keep him.
Please keep him China. No one wants him in Louisiana.
This HAS to be a statement from one of the hundreds of various non-white ethnics groups on the planet Earth!
Can we send Villaraigosa over there too?
China, you can have him. No, really. We insist. We'll keep Yao Ming and let's just call it even. Cool?
Countdown for this to be somehow blamed on Bush/Cheney as well, nearly four years on. Nothing surprises me at this point.
Well, that's riot idn't it? I mean it's also a bit disturbing really, but still.
I actually hope he comes back with a bit more humility, but all in all... ;).
You all DO realize they'll be doing this to US dignitaries next right? I'm sure they feel there's enough humility to go round. Or have you all convinced yourselves that this is just a happy little coincidence?
Do you think you are clever? Or are you just a bigot?
China is overly cautious about the swine flu. Guess they (over) learned the lesson from SARS.
He can stay there. He got off easy for his part of the Katrina fiasco. It's amazing that they re-elected him. Poor leadership + poor planning = citizens dead.
Maybe they would take Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh forever as well!
unfortunately, they're too smart for that
Ok ray..now you've got something else to blame on bush..I bet even the chinese don't want him
Have to agree with makesUwonder. Who needs him. He was
totally useless during the most diastrous storm in their history.
Keep him where he is.
Agree with the comment above. I join many in saying, please keep him in China!