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New Orleans Mayor Quarantined

Posted on Jun 7, 2009
White House / Eric Draper / Archive

For many, swine flu is proving to be more of an inconvenience than a pandemic. One of them is Ray Nagin, who has been quarantined by the Chinese government after traveling on a plane with someone experiencing swine flu symptoms.


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.

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By PatrickHenry, June 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm Link to this comment

Undergoing some Manchurian candidate training.

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By Outraged, June 7, 2009 at 6:47 pm Link to this comment

Nagin got Shanghai’d….  lol.  How much do you think China would charge to keep him indefinitely?

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By Don, June 7, 2009 at 3:39 pm Link to this comment
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How much will the government of China charge to keep Nagin.  His wife and guard not included.  By the way, why is he traveling with a security personnel?  Is he so well known in China that he feels that his life might be in danger?

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