Hepatitis B is a virus that is spread through blood or body fluids. Acute hepatitis Busually occurs within the first six months of being infected with the virus. Some symptoms of acute hepatitis B are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, jaundice, and joint pain.
If left untreated, acute hepatitis B can turn into a chronic hepatitis B infection. Many people can live with chronic hepatitis B for years without presenting any symptoms. A blood can determine if someone has hepatitis B. Hepatitis B can be prevented and treated by being vaccinated for the disease.