(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.
China can use a little "chocolate."
Come on now. He showed great leadership during Hurricane Katrina!!
Wishing the Honorable Mayor Nagin and his entourage a quick and safe return to the United States. Take care of the Mayor Govt. of China.
great news for the chocolate city.
Can we send them Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cneney and Hannity too?
With any luck they will lock him up over there and throw away the key.
What a riot !!! I agree...keep that crook in china, and feed him lead paint !!!!!!!!!
Yes, I agree let China keep him..
That's what you get for trying to make China "Chocolate."
Please feel free to keep him as long as you wish.
Economic development? You've got to be kidding. It was a vacation at the taxpayer's expense and nothing more.
Yes Makesuwonder.... (sarcastic) how dare a politician be passionate about seeing his city go to ruin whilst his government do all they can to screw it up even more. Let's inject him with Botulism! You're an idiot!
good place for him...see if he can screw that place up
... he could start the first International Chocolate City..!!!
ha!ha!ha!ha! Is New Orleans back to normal again?"
Nagin is a clown. He was part to blame for the debacle in New Orleans during Katrina. What business does he have in China regarding economic development? Maybe he will help bring jobs back to the US
You wouldn't say that if the shoe was on the other food!
One would wish you were there too and stayed forever. We do not need people like you in America This is a new Beginning for us too!!!!
I agree, China should keep him. NO would be so much better off to get a mayor in there to really clean up that city. 4 years later and they are still screaming for handouts...shame
You wouldn't say that if the show was on the other foot!
Only if this was G.W.Bush
I'd much prefer they ship Sanford over there
As a NOLA resident, it would be nice for Nagin to just decide to STAY PUT.
Then we could see some real progress here!
No loss here
I disagree. Ray Nagin has had his ups and downs, but overall, he's been a decent mayor. I do hope he and his wife are able to return home soon.
Nagin news is like pet food filler, fills in the pages of a boring Sunday news day.