There have been no new reported cases of hepatitis A since three cases were investigated in Waldo County earlier this month by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Stephen Sears, a state epidemiologist, said the office is continuing to monitor the situation and since hepatitis A is a reportable disease, any lab in the state that has a positive result is required to report it.

Sears said the area will not be totally “out of the woods” for another three to four weeks, which is the incubation period for the disease.

On Aug. 12, the CDC sent out an advisory to a wide range of health-care providers and public safety officials. All three affected individuals are residents of Waldo County, and at least one attended a number of social functions in different areas of the state.

The advisory noted that the disease can result in mild illness in children, while for adults the disease can range in severity from mild to life threatening.

Someone with hepatitis A may first experience symptoms that could be associated with a variety of medical conditions — things such as fever, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea or abdominal discomfort. More severe symptoms can include dark urine, clay-colored stools and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes).