New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Wife Held In China On Swine Flu Quarantine

51015460CG001_ESSNew Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and his wife were being held in swine flu quarantine by the Chinese government Sunday.

The mayor, his wife, Seletha, and a bodyguard were put on ice in Shanghai after flying in Friday on a plane carrying a passenger who had symptoms of the new flu.

People sitting near that passenger were quarantined.

Mayoral spokeswoman Ceeon Quiett said all three were feeling fine and being treated with the “utmost courtesy by Chinese officials.”


Pictured:  New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin speaks at the press conference the speaks at the press conference for the 10th Aniversary Essence Music Festival July 2, 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The three day festival will feature speakers and discussions during the day, with a music show at night featuring Prince, LL Cool J, Mary J. Blige and others. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)