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A 23-year-old woman who is a nursing student has a needlestick accident involving an empty syringe that had been previously used on a patient with a known hepatitis B infection. Which of the following is the most likely outcome for this woman?
A. Acute hepatitis followed by recovery
B. Asymptomatic carrier
C. Persistent infection followed by recovery
D. Persistent infection progressing to chronic hepatitis
E. Subclinical disease followed by recovery
 
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