A 2-year-old participant in a day-care center is the third child over a several-week period to develop fever, nausea and vomiting, jaundice, and dark urine. As the physician consultant to the day-care center, you develop a fact sheet for other families, explaining which of the following about the virus likely to be the etiology of these problems?

a. It has a long incubation period (50 to 80 days)

b. It causes clinical symptoms to develop after a prolonged viremic stage

c. It causes disease that usually is more severe in adults than children

d. It is spread by parenteral route

e. It causes elevations of liver function studies and serum bilirubin levels for 6 months or more

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