Study Claims Coachella Leads To Huge Increase In Herpes Cases Around Southern California

April 26, 2019

Newsweek tweeted this week about a shocking discovery of a dramatic increase in herpes reports after music festivals.

HerpAlert, the STD diagnosis app, reported that there was a 2,083% increase in herpes cases in Coachella's home of Indio,CA and the surrounding cities during the festival's first weekend alone. HerpAlert typically only serves an average of 12 patientsa day, but that number rose to over 1,100 during the course of the music festivals two-weekend residency.

For more information, head over to Newsweek.