When Rick gets blown off the bridge and floats downstream with a giant wound through his back and abdomen, along with countless zombies that have been blown to bits. How does zombie blood not enter his bloodstream and cause the fever and die?

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    I think you misunderstand, he's already infected...everybody is.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Mar 21, 2019 at 11:48
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    It probably did but anything NOT zombie virus could be treated with anti-biotics...when he rescued...No?
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Mar 21, 2019 at 12:25
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    @Paulie_D Since AMC is planning a whole trilogy with Rick, I think we'll find out what happened soon enough.
    – Hans Olo
    Commented Mar 21, 2019 at 13:02
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    @PJBennett Well, the infection from the bite is realistic. For example, Komodo dragons are infamous for killing people with the zillions of bacteria they carry in their mouths and pass on during the bite.
    – Hans Olo
    Commented Mar 21, 2019 at 13:18
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    @Loki But Komodo dragon bites are not incurable. So am I to assume that a zombie bite contains bacteria so toxic that antibiotics have a difficult time curing it? If so, that's cool I guess, but doesn't it leave room for a cure for the "zombie bite"? So if enough time and resources could be put into testing antibiotics against the zombie gunk bacteria, could the bites actually be cured?
    – metaDesign
    Commented Mar 21, 2019 at 13:46


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