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 sexually transmitted 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.