During acute hepatitis B infections, most liver cells are virally infected. Why do not most hepatitis B infected individuals die from acute liver failure?
A. CD8+ T lymphocytes clear the virus by destroying infected cells B. NK cells clear the virus by destroying infected cells C. Antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity specifically destroys infected cells. D. Hepatitis B virus replicates too slowly to induce significant liver damage. E. CD8+ T lymphocytes clear the virus by purging viruses from infected cells in a non-cytolytic fashion.