After a Molalla mother posted news of her 4-year-old son being diagnosed with cryptosporidium, rumors have been running rampant on social media about the parasite being present in Molalla’s water.
Amy Scott posted a message on Facebook Thursday evening saying, “The County called me late this afternoon and talked with me for a while. They said that my son’s diagnosis is the first one in the county in two weeks.”
Scott said she deleted her previous posts about her little boy’s diagnosis because “it has become extremely hostile in private messages, and I don’t want my posts to contribute to unneeded drama.”
Molalla Public Works Director Gerald Fisher said Friday morning that because of the young boy’s illness, the city is testing for cryptosporidium in Molalla’s water and will notify residents if the parasite is detected.
Read more at the Portland Tribune.