New Orleans mayor quarantined in China

June 7, 2009 8:44:20 PM PDT
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and his wife have been quarantined in China after a passenger on their flight exhibited flu-like symptoms. Nagin's office said Sunday the couple and a security guard were quarantined at a hotel in Shanghai as a precaution and were exhibiting no swine flu symptoms.

His office says a passenger had "signs and symptoms of an influenza-like illness suspected to be of the H1N1 subtype." Spokeswoman Ceeon Quiett says people sitting near that passenger on the flight from Newark, N.J., were quarantined. There was no word on what flight it was or how many people were aboard.

Quiett said Nagin and his wife have not been tested for swine flu.

Nagin left Friday for an economic development trip.

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