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[Ep. 3 - Spoilers] What was ***** dying of?

posted by Googolplexbyte on - last edited - Viewed by 324 users

What was Duck dying of?

It wasn't "the walker virus", right? Everyone is already infected with that.

So it was just an ordinary infection you'd get if a bite wound comes in contact with a corpse's mouth. I doubt it was rabies. Apparently corpses often spread hepatitis B and hepatitis C, HIV, enteric intestinal pathogens, tuberculosis, cholera and others. Of these TB seems the most likely, it's unlikely duck was vaccinated against it, and it has similar symptom to what was displayed. If it were TB then Duck could of been treated by a long regime of anti-biotics. TB has a 50% fatality rate so although likely duck's death wasn't certain, if they'd have found some medicine he could've had a chance. Although if it were TB why didn't Kaatja realise? Shock maybe?

Thoughts? Other Ideas as to what it may have been?

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  • Given how that kid eats, would we have really noticed the difference?

  • @JCMcAdams84 said: Because he was bitten in the stomach, or side... or back, some place on the abdominal region.

    To the OP, it's like a Komoto dragon bite, walker's mouths are filled with necrotic flesh and bacteria and cause a high end infection and basically poison the person bitten, which leads to fever and death.

    I don't know he was coughing up blood meaning lung problems unlikely from plain poisonedness, and no vomiting, if his body thought he was poisoned there's no way he would've held those animal crackers down.

    The Komodo bite is a very specificity engineer gob full poisonous bacteria, this was just a rotten human mouth.

  • Everyone is infected yes but the bite itself is just deadly, think of it more of like a poisonous bite but everyone in the end will turn it's just that most people die from bites because of the rising numbers of the undead.

  • God people,

    Anyone who is bitten DIES. This is a rule in zombie lore. There has never been a movie where a person who has been bitten lives. (Not counting Night of the Living Dead 30th Anniversary edition since that is crap)

    So the minute Duck was bitten, he was as good as dead.

  • @SonnyN18 said: Everyone is infected yes but the bite itself is just deadly, think of it more of like a poisonous bite but everyone in the end will turn it's just that most people die from bites because of the rising numbers of the undead.

    That seems very arm-wavey. I'm not really here for an "A wizard did it" explanation.

  • @CF-105 said: God people,

    Anyone who is bitten DIES. This is a rule in zombie lore. There has never been a movie where a person who has been bitten lives. (Not counting Night of the Living Dead 30th Anniversary edition since that is crap)

    So the minute Duck was bitten, he was as good as dead.

    Not true, if you amputate the wound you can save people with a 50% success. Read the comic.

    I think Duck had something specific that wasn't diagnosed or cured because there wasn't anything around for her to use. A doctor's only as good as their instruments.

  • @Master of Aeons said: Not true, if you amputate the wound you can save people with a 50% success. Read the comic.

    I think Duck had something specific that wasn't diagnosed or cured because there wasn't anything around for her to use. A doctor's only as good as their instruments.

    You can't amputate an abdomen.

  • That too. But the question of if Katjaa could identify what was killing him was valid.

  • you guys are in here analyzing a bad joke

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