There's a herpes outbreak at Coachella this year. The website HerpAlert - which diagnoses and gives people treatment options for the STD - is reporting a huge spike in people looking to be treated for herpes. And the spike is occurring in the communities neighboring the California music festival.
HerpAlert was launched more than 2 years now, and it has never seen such a spike in the company's history.
The website claims that the massive surge in folks seeking prescriptions for herpes occurred on Day 1 at Coachella. A whopping 1,105 cases have been reported in Indio, Palm Desert, and Coachella Valley. And Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties also had a ton of new cases.
The site allows customers to snap pics of their herpes sore, and then doctors can issue prescriptions to pharmacies. The turnaround time on Herpalert is about 2 hours.