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If you kill a walker and its teeth land on your skin does it count as getting bitten?

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In episode 3 when the walker grabbed hold of Duck and Katjaa, I did not see a chance for the walker to bite duck, only when the walker fell on duck that was the only time the walker even touched him because katjaa was holding the walker... This has made me think that maybe dead walkers can infect you too? So if Carl kills a walker and their teeth lands on Carl will Carl get infected too?

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  • @aaron1290 said: COMPLETE EDIT :

    In episode 3 when the walker grabbed hold of Duck and Katjaa, I did not see a chance for the walker to bite duck, only when the walker fell on duck that was the only time the walker even touched him because katjaa was holding the walker... This has made me think that maybe dead walkers can infect you too? So if Carl kills a walker and their teeth lands on Carl will Carl get infected too?

    If there is even a cut which is exposed to any bodily fluid of a walker, then you can catch all kinda of anti biotic resistant diseases. Doesn't have to be a bite, just is some saliva, or blood, gets in your body through any opening, you're in a heap of trouble

  • @crispy01 said: If there is even a cut which is exposed to any bodily fluid of a walker, then you can catch all kinda of anti biotic resistant diseases. Doesn't have to be a bite, just is some saliva, or blood, gets in your body through any opening, you're in a heap of trouble

    doesnt the governer kiss penny in the comics though?

  • @aaron1290 said: doesnt the governer kiss penny in the comics though?

    Well, I have not read the comics (damn hard to get ahold of where I live), but if he kept her clean enough, made sure she didn't rot too much, or eat uncooked meat, she might be clean enough to kiss without becoming infected. Or maybe he just has an immunity to those particular diseases which were breeding in her.

  • Uh Penny was being fed bodies by Phillip. I'd say it was safe because he wasn't exactly exchanging saliva, licking off her skin, or anything bad like that. People that kiss dead things don't always catch something.

    Anyway, the walker didn't fall, it was overtop of them. Lee shoots the walker afterwards. So the walker did bite Duck. However, as another had said, any type of fluid or sexual contact(not just a simple kiss unless you want to exchange tongues or other parts of her) would infect someone.

    What you are saying about dead walkers killing people is possible, if you were to get them to bite you, it'd have the same effect. People die today from dead bodies that infect them with diseases by maybe a finger scratching them or a tooth bite, or eating them :P. However, such is very unlikely anymore. But I mean, if you took a dead walker head and slammed it into your leg, yeah, there is a possibility(if you opened up a wound or something pierced your leg) you could get infected.

  • It's unlikely to happen, but if a dead zombie was able to pierce your skin with it's teeth I would say consider yourself bitten.

  • Yeah, getting bitten in any manner is lethal, save for the quick amputation. Which really bothers me because then the Dixon brothers solve all of their problems by punching zombies in the mouth.

    Genius survivors indeed.

  • Frankly, if you let a zombie even get CLOSE enough to bite you, you'll already be in trouble.

  • @Robert Morgan said: Frankly, if you let a zombie even get CLOSE enough to bite you, you'll already be in trouble.

    Eh, I'd say that's not true. I'd rather sit behind a strong metal fence with a large pole than in a field with a rifle. But I guess that is preference.

  • @Corcline27 said: ^Why do you have a pole?

    I actually have three. One is an old water pipe made of perry that is cut to arm length, sharpened on one end, I'd say a couple inches in diameter. Also, a copper pole for curtains/clothes, that lost it's safety on one end, and an old flag pole with the tip. Do you not have a pole lying around? An old mop, broom, flag stand, staircase rail, etc? In a zombie apocalypse, weapons would be scarce, and so using household items as weapons would be more necessary. Characters of TWD in comics and the show use household items to kill walkers all the time. Glenn even uses a metal pole in the show to kill walkers while behind the fence.

    Poles are very handy, durable, many hard to break, and can be used in all sorts of situations :P

    Why do you have a computer? ;) I don't think a household wouldn't have a pole(or stick for difficult people). But hey, weird is normal lol.

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