Torvaun wrote:It's a reasonable assumption, given that bleach is lethal to approximately everything alive. Not living outside the host is what I'm hoping, and it seems to be agreed upon by most source material, but there's the question of how fast it dies outside the host. Out in the sun, with bacteria destroying UV pounding it? Not long. But in dark and damp, who knows how long plague could live in zombie blood?
Mm, you've got a great point... We need to run some experiments. Stand back, I'm about to try SCIENCE, which works, bitches. (Did I really... oh. Yes, I did.)
Now, when you say big supermicrobe, what do you mean by that? Physically large? More like an amoeba than a bacterium or virus? Supermicrobe I assume means resistant or immune to the majority of antibiotics.
Let's say both large and resistant, just for the hell of it. And I'm thinking along the lines of a evolved combination of bacterium, virus, and parasite. Ah, I can dream.
But the thing about antibiotics is that you use those when bacteria are in a host already. We're assuming 100% lethality and unlethality on the disease already. Antiseptics, as mentioned, are completely a different class of product.
Well, let's not say lethality, let's say infectiousness. We're not considering people that might be immune to this lovely little evil creation. And I promise you all that I will not approach a zombie with an antibiotic and say "here, lemme hook this up to ya!" So, do with this post what you will.