Coachella Herpes Spike: Record 250 Cases Reported Per Day Near Festival

INDIO, Calif. — Coachella is famous for its performances, but it’s getting some notoriety because of a record-setting surge in herpes.

Herp Alert, a website that diagnoses and treats herpes, says cases of the disease skyrocketed in towns surrounding the famed music festival.

That includes Los Angeles and San Diego, where many concert-goers live.

Between the two weekends of Coachella, Herp Alert tallied up 250 herpes cases per day — and that’s a record. Typically, Herp Alert responds to about 12 cases a day.

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