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Subj: Re: Mid Season Break
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 at 12:00:03 am EST (Viewed 879 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Mid Season Break
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 at 12:01:39 pm EST (Viewed 840 times)
Quote:Yes they carry the zombie contagion. That is why it is passed on by bite or even scratches. Even a person who gets stuck by an arrow dipped in walker blood.
Nope. Everybody is already infected with the zombie contagion.
Quote:Which doesn't really make much sense though as a plot point. Why isn't everyone infected turning into zombies on there own? Why does a bite make them turn into zombies if they're already infected with the same thing they're getting from the bite?
Just because they're already infected doesn't mean that the virus is active in their system. A zombie bite could be introducing an active version of the virus to the bite victim's system, thus killing and turning them.
Quote:If what you're saying is true, then the tactic of spreading zombie guts on yourself is idiocy. And often they've done with with open wounds, and it got in their eyes, etc.
Quote:The thing is...it should be idiocy. If the bite turns people into zombies why doesn't smearing zombie blood on yourself turn you into one? Your skin is absorbing that mess.
But it may not be the most effective way of transmitting the virus. It's also possible that the virus needs a host in order to survive. Once it's outside the host's body, the virus dies, thus smearing zombie blood on you doesn't do anything.
Quote:You die, by any means whatsoever, you turn. Period. And you can die quite easily from even normal bites.
Quote:Which makes no sense. You're just getting the same thing from the zombie that's already inside you...why does your health change at all?
I could be wrong, but I believe it's possible to have an illness that doesn't reveal itself until you get sick from something else that's unrelated. Basically, your immune system is successful in keeping the first illness at bay, but not totally eradicating it. Then illness two comes in and kicks your immune system's butt allowing illness one to finally affect you.