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Hepatitis B is caused by a virus. It is highly contagious and attacks the liver.  Hepatitis A and B are very similar when it comes to symptoms. They are both acute and can last up to six months. However, hepatitis B can also become chronic. The incubation period for hepatitis B is longer as well. Although the infection can be spread in the same manner, the cause is different. Keep reading to learn more about hepatitis B along with its causes and treatments.

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1. Symptoms of Hepatitis B

If you have been infected with the hepatitis B virus, you can experience symptoms anywhere from one to four months later. Even after the infection clears, you can still exhibit symptoms for up to two weeks. Symptoms of hepatitis B can range from mild to severe and may include fever, weakness, fatigue, and loss of appetite along with nausea and vomiting.

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