Nagin Released from Quarantine in China

55584251 New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been released from quarantine in China.

Nagin spokeswoman Ceeon Quiett said Wednesday the mayor was on a plane headed for Australia.

Mr. Nagin, his wife, and a bodyguard had been quarantined since Sunday after a passenger on their flight from New Jersey showed flu-like symptoms.

Ms. Quiett said Mr. Nagin was planning to make the second leg of an overseas trip with speeches in Australia.

Mr. Nagin said in a statement the three were leaving Shanghai in “the best of health and spirits.”

Ms. Quiett said Mr. Nagin held two meetings in China on what was billed as an economic-development trip before receiving the quarantine notice.

Pictured:  New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin (C) and New Orleans recovery czar Edward Blakely listen as Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal speaks at a press conference in New Orleans City Hall August 28, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is preparing for Tropical Storm Gustav on the eve of the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (Photo by Pat Semansky/Getty Images