A male international business traveler has returned from a trip to Indonesia. While there, he hired a prostitute for companionship and engaged in unprotected sex on more than one occasion. Unbeknownst to him, this prostitute harbored the hepatitis C virus. Upon return to the United States, he exhibited no symptoms and returned to his usual activities. During this period of no outward symptoms, the man would be classified as being in
A. the clinical disease stage of hepatitis C.
B. the preclinical stage of disease.
C. the chronic phase of hepatitis C.
D. remission and unlikely to develop hepatitis C.