Coachella attendees certainly had lots of fun these past two weekends – seeing world-class artists such as Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and Tame Impala – but they may have come home with more than just good memories.
HerpAlert, a website where users can send NSFW images for clinical evaluation and receive prescription treatment for Herpes in just a couple hours, reported that they saw an influx of new cases in Indio, CA, during the last month. Normally, the company doles out some 12 diagnoses for the incurable disease per day — but between April 12 and April 21, spanning the two weekends of Coachella, they counted up to 250 inquiries per day.
That daily rate totals 1,105 suspected infections in the towns surrounding the festival grounds — Indio, Palm Desert and Coachella Valley — as well as nearby Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange, where many of the fans reside. This year’s Coachella topped HerpAlert’s previous record set during Oscars weekend, when they saw 60 cases in one day.