On The Walking Dead TV series, a big question that came up earlier this season was what would happen if someone ate someone who had been bitten by a walker. On the “Four Walls and a Roof” episode, Bob revealed to Gareth and his group that he had been bitten by a walker.
The news was rather distressing to Gareth’s group because they had recently made a meal out of Bob’s leg and were worried that they had eaten tainted meat. However, Gareth told his group they would be ok, because they had cooked Bob’s leg first.
Based on the way that The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman answered a question posed to him in the letter column for The Walking Dead #134, Gareth and his group would have been ok even if they hadn’t cooked Bob.
Kirkman was asked that if you got bitten by a walker and had sex with someone, then would you infect that person, so they would turn into a walker as well.
Kirkman answered, “If you had a septic wound that was infecting your blood stream, would you pass that infection through sex? No. So… having sex with someone after they’ve been bitten… much like eating a living human’s flesh after they’ve been bitten (show reference… to a thing that happened years ago in the comic) has no effect on you.”
So there you have it, if you get bitten by a zombie, then you are perfectly safe for either sex or being eaten.
The Walking Dead airs on Sunday nights at 9 PM ET on AMC.