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Once my body contracts the hepatitis virus how long will it actually take to show the symptons?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Hepatitis B: The period between transmission of the hepatitis b virus and the beginning of symptoms of hepatitis b -- which is known as the "hepatitis b incubation period" -- lasts between 30 and 180 days. The length of this incubation period will depend on how many virus particles a person has been exposed to. Infection with very few particles causes a longer incubation period.
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