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Acute Hepatitis B Infection

An acute infection occurs in the first 6 months of a person’s exposure to the hepatitis B virus.  While acute infection may lead to chronic hepatitis B infection and result in liver failure and sometimes death, over 95% of adult cases will recover completely and develop immunity.