if a zombie bit you....

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  1. ssjautobot

    ssjautobot Banned

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    this question was inspired by a dream...

    if a zombie bit you, but didnt break the skin, just kinda left teeth imprint on you, would u still become a zombie?
     
  2. Sycia

    Sycia Draconian Faction

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    Probably not?

    I say the culprit needs to get its head blown off, either way.
     
  3. ViperDragon

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    I believe their saliva must enter your bloodstream before you are infected. So if the skin wasn't broken, probably not. But as stated by Sycia, you should do the world a favor and blown their head off! Fun either way...
     
  4. Keiichitron

    Keiichitron Not a physicist, dammit

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    i prefer to assault zombies with a pool cue while listening to queen
     
  5. MegaMoonMan

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    Since infectious zombies don't actually exist, it's a hard question to answer with any amount of certainty.

    BUT if they did, I would say no.
     
  6. Phy

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    If the zombie infection is like any other biological disease, probably not. You don't get rabies if a rabid skunk bites you and doesn't break the skin, do you?

    (Do you? Squirrel or Fresh?)

    But if it's Mystically Powered or suchlike, who's to say? It's magic, so it doesn't need to follow any pre-existing rules.
     
  7. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

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    Don't know about zombies, but if a rabid skunk bit me without piercing the skin, I'd still get a rabies shot. If it was someone's pet dog that bit me, and the dog had all its immunizations and what not, I'd observe the dog over a few days to see if its acting irrational or not. For the wound then, I'd only wash it out.
     
  8. Ktulu

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    Fuck knows, but I know for sure I'd bite the son of a bitch back
     
  9. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    I dunno man, that T-Virus is pretty contagious.
     
  10. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    I'll come back and answer in two days if I haven't turned into one then the answers no.
     
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    I already apologized to you about that, you just really looked like a Twinkie.
     
  12. kronos

    kronos PSN = KRONOSX1

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    and you were after the cream filling?


    Wow, so wrong!
     
  13. ranoobu

    ranoobu I like fried chicken

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    I don't think you would..

    but i know my arm would itch like a bitch for a while just thinking about what happened.
     
  14. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    :lolol 

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  15. Spartan Prime

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    According to the Zombie Survival Guide (a must-read, by the by), no, you will not. The virus of infected zombies can only be transfered through fluid contact. EX. given you have no open wounds, a zombie spitting on your bare skin, say an arm, will not infect you. zombie spit in your mouth or eye? Infected.

    So no, without breaking the skin, you'd be safe.
     
  16. Keiichitron

    Keiichitron Not a physicist, dammit

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    makes for an interesting twist, what if there were spitting zombies, like spitting cobras, that could hit you in the eye from 10 feet away...... man that'd make survival way way tougher
     
  17. pscoop

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    Didn't that sort of happen at the begining of 28 Days Later?

    Fluid contact? So, what if you had unprotected sex with a zombie? What? :confused2 
     
  18. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Yeah, you'd have to go the Snake-Eyes route then.
     
  19. Phy

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    Then you deserve everything you get, sicko.
     
  20. Blaster_Prime

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    No, in order for the virus to be transferred it has to reach the bloodstream. Granted, the saliva does contain the virus and you would still need to wash your arm, but unless you ingested the saliva in some way you would not become one of the legion of walking dead.

    Sad thing is I can probobly answer any question on zombies...I've got way too much free time at work and spend most of it planning a zombie contingency plan should ther be an outbreak.
     

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