On "The Walking Dead" season 4 premiere, the camera kept zooming in on a zombie that had bleeding eyes and looked like he had died recently because of the lack of rotting flesh. At the end of that episode, Patrick (Vincent Martella) died in the shower and turned into a walker, also with bleeding eyes. The animals are also becoming sick and fans are talking about the mystery virus. On Oct. 15, Comic Book Movie posted that Scott Gimple revealed a few details on the illness.
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Some fans are wondering how Patrick turned into a walker since there was no shot of him being bitten or scratched. Those viewers need to remember back in season 2 when the group was at the CDC. They were informed that every person has the zombie virus inside of them already. The characters don't need to be bitten or scratched, they just have to die and unless they have a significant blow to the head, they will turn into walkers.
But what exactly is this mystery illness and how is it causing death so quickly? Scott Gimple says that the living can contract the bleeding eye virus from walkers. He says,
"In refugee situations, when people are in close contact like that, bad things health-wise have usually happened. In a third-world situation like this, the effects can be even worse. If that zombie died of the same thing that Patrick did, and Patrick said he was feeling ill, that would mean you'd want to stay away from those zombies as well. So standing up against the fence and smashing and stabbing them in the face, there's a great deal of blood flying everywhere. It's very bad news and presents potentially a very difficult situation beyond the simple difficulty of being around other people, which you have to be."
What do you think of what Scott Gimple said about the mystery virus that killed Patrick in "The Walking Dead" season 4 premiere? How many more survivors do you think will die from it and how will the group protect themselves?