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Do you think it would be possible to cure an infected person?

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Hey guys, so I've recently thought about this.
What if you were actually able to stop an infection if you were to act fast and had the proper medical supplies?
Now, I did not study medicine, but here's what I understand:
1. After someone was bitten by an infected zombie, the zombie sinks their teeth in a victim's skin, causing a wound and bacteria from their mouth and saliva to get into the wound.
2. Infection is never instant in a real-life situation. If you have, say, experience in medicine, have the proper medical supplies and perhaps even a doctor near you, a real-life infection could be cured almost instantly.
Now, if you were infected and had so much experience and expertise in medicine, and acted fast, do you think you'd be able to cure your infection?
As soon as you get bitten and kill the zombie, you clean your wound with a medicinal towel, then pour a lot of peroxide on the wound, clean it again and swallow some anti-bacterial pills (I'm not sure those exist) and do whatever you can with the medicine you have to get cured.
So, what do you think? Vote in the poll and then post your opinion.

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  • @Master of Aeons said: a shiny toothed zombie who bites someone in a newly refurbished hospital, we won't know.

    A zombie with dentures?

  • I know that TWD TV show is regarded as another universe but it is still written by Kirkman. At the end of the first season there was a guy at the CDC who didn't manage to find a cure to the virus. As far as I recall his wife was bitten but he couldn't cure her, so they scanned her brain to see what happens during the transformation.

    Once you're bitten it's game over. Unless you have the luck of being bitten on place that can be amputated.

  • @YamiRaziel said: I know that TWD TV show is regarded as another universe but it is still written by Kirkman. At the end of the first season there was a guy at the CDC who didn't manage to find a cure to the virus. As far as I recall his wife was bitten but he couldn't cure her, so they scanned her brain to see what happens during the transformation.

    Once you're bitten it's game over. Unless you have the luck of being bitten on place that can be amputated.

    i think that whole CDC part was so silly it should have been a dream, the idea that hundreds of science geeks would want to leave a secure bunker to be with their family and die is just stupid, it was just the TV way of saying "no cure, the end"

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    @Master of Aeons said: The interesting question here is - if you controlled the situation entirely, cleaned a zombie's mouth, disinfected the wound and cleaned everything perfectly, would the bite still kill you? Dale has avoided turning because of an amputation, so it's not a supernatural event. You have to die by physical means, it's not simply triggered by the bite. My theory is yes, a perfectly controlled disinfected bite would not turn someone. But until Kirkman gives an example of a shiny toothed zombie who bites someone in a newly refurbished hospital, we won't know.

    I think the answer would depend on what's more convenient to the plot.

  • @Cyreen said: A zombie with dentures?

    Wooden Toothed Zombie Washington?

    @Cyreen said: I think the answer would depend on what's more convenient to the plot.

    I'm pretty sure Kirkman never wants to explain the phenomena. It goes against his world to give it hard rules.

  • Well, if the walkers aren't transmitting anything through the bite, then it seems to me that it could be cured with medicine. We've never seen that, but that might only be because we haven't had the chance yet. The closest that Duck, the only bite victim we've had time to spend with, got to medical aid was a box of animal crackers and a bottle of water.

  • @Rock114 said: Well, if the walkers aren't transmitting anything through the bite, then it seems to me that it could be cured with medicine. We've never seen that, but that might only be because we haven't had the chance yet. The closest that Duck, the only bite victim we've had time to spend with, got to medical aid was a box of animal crackers and a bottle of water.

    And a high five. We can't forget the importance of regular high fives. I saw it on Scrubs so it has to be medically relevant.

  • the only cure is lump of lead in either ear..

    or the eye

    or the temple

    or the forehead

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    shammack Telltale Staff

    or the cheek :D

  • maybe we could "cure" it if we redefine it, if we call them "living impaired" instead of "zombies" that would "cure" a lot of the bad feelings around the "living impaired"

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