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

posted by Googolplexbyte on - last edited - Viewed by 730 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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  • He was dying of stupidity. Be careful: it's contagious.
  • the bite? if you get bitten you turn faster? idk
  • Red Panda;670333 said:
    He was dying of stupidity. Be careful: it's contagious.
    this thread is about Duck not Ben :D
  • Everyone has the illness which activates when you die inside your brain, however that's not what the bite dies. The bite doesn't make the person into a zombie, the bite spreads a infection inside the body which kills it off, leaving the person to revive as a zombie assuming their brain is still intact.
  • why didnt they just amputate?
    /run
  • Xarne;670399 said:
    why didnt they just amputate?
    /run
    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.
  • Xarne;670399 said:
    why didnt they just amputate?
    /run
    Where was the bite exactly? I didn't think it was lower extremity. That band teacher died of a lower leg amputation, though you did chop it off with an axe, so there's that.
  • JCMcAdams84;670417 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.
    bad joke; hence the /run
  • skepticalguy90;670418 said:
    Where was the bite exactly? I didn't think it was lower extremity. That band teacher died of a lower leg amputation, though you did chop it off with an axe, so there's that.
    He was actally bitten in his side, the abdominal region. It'd be pretty hard to amputate his torso, but we could always try.
  • Given how that kid eats, would we have really noticed the difference?
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