Originally Posted by Lprechaun
No one has since Rick told everyone that they all have it and will turn when they die have turned just from being bit that I can remember. However anyone that has died and not had their head lopped off or brain "killed" has been reanimated.
Herschel is the prime example.. he was bit and bit bad, thought he was going to die and asked to be killed. (if my memory serves me right) The rest of them feared IF /WHEN he died he would turn but he hadnt died yet and they tried their best to keep him alive, but tied him to the bed in case he died and turned. Herschel is still alive and was bitten.
see in my mind that's not the same at ALL. he is alive BECAUSE they chopped off his leg before the contagion from the zombie bite traveled up his leg into the rest of him.
again...look back at the dude who was bit...but it wasn't anything even close to a mortal would...and he started getting sick and asked to be left behind. I believe, as did the characters on the show, that he was gonna turn. personally I'd have asked for a bullet to the brain rather than be left behind to turn into one of those things.