One of the most well-known music festivals in the United States, Coachella, left more than 1,000 people infected in a herpes outbreak.
The festival, which lasted two weekends, was attended by millions of people from all around the world.
HerpAlert, a website where users can receive prescription treatment for sexually transmitted disease, say they receive about 12 diagnoses a day on average. However, up to 250 cases of herpes per day were recorded from 12 to 21 April, when the festival was held.
In all, 1,105 people have been diagnosed with herpes. The areas most affected have been Indio, Palm Desert and Coachella Valley in California.
The festival has surpassed the statistics that HerpAlert received on the weekend of the Oscars, 60 cases in one day.
Coachella is one of the most popular festival on the planet, attended by some of the world’s greatest singers and every year more public figures, especially ‘influencers’, attend the festival. They take advantage of these two weekends to share their photos on social networks in one of the most spectacular festivals in the world.