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.