Posted by dinex
"Children are less likely than adults to clear the infection. More than 95% of people who become infected as adults or older children will stage a full recovery and develop protective immunity to the virus."
According to Wikipedia. I have no idea how accurate that is as I know nothing about hep b. From what I understand it is curable in that you become immune to it but the virus DNA stays in your body.
Anyway Aleks camp says the reason he was denied license wasn't anything medical according to mmajunkie so let's hope that's true.
Hepatitis B is caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). This infection has 2 phases: acute and chronic.
Acute (new, short-term) hepatitis B occurs shortly after exposure to the virus. A small number of people develop a very severe, life-threatening form of acute hepatitis called fulminant hepatitis.
Chronic (ongoing, long-term) hepatitis B is an infection with HBV that lasts longer than 6 months. Once the infection becomes chronic, it may never go away completely.
About 90-95% of people who are infected are able to fight off the virus so their infection never becomes chronic. Only about 5-10 percent of adults infected with HBV go on to develop chronic infection.
HBV infection is one of the most important causes of infectious hepatitis.