Actor Jackie Chan stars in UN-backed TV announcement warning about deadly bird flu
World-famous actor and martial arts expert Jackie Chan stars in a United Nations-backed television public service announcement alerting children and their families around the world to the dangers of bird flu, which has killed more than 130 people worldwide and led to the deaths of 200 million birds.
Mr. Chan tells the girls and boys, who come from all over the world, that birds can pass on flu, or avian influenza, to people, so it’s important to stay away from sick and dead birds, especially chickens. He then nods approvingly as 8-year-old Ava pipes up: “But playing with paper birds is fine.”
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Now, I loves me some Jackie Chan almost as much as I love goshawks (he's on my list of five) but is he really who we want informing the world about avian influenza?