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Coachella Festival Sees Rise In Herpes Cases

If there was a ever a time to stay woke and practice safe sex, apparently it’s Coachella weekend. According to reports, Herpes cases skyrocketed tremendously at this year’s festival — nearly ten times the Southern California’s average rate. Dr. Lynn Marie Morski from online herpes treatment service HerpAlert told PEOPLE that physicians “normally handle 12 cases a day in southern California, but during the first two days of the music festival earlier this month they received almost 250 inquires.”

Morski added:

“The symptoms of a new herpes case often show up days later, which could explain why the cases were spread out across Southern California, not limited to the Coachella Valley area, as festival-goers returned home after the weekend.”

HerpAlert allows patients to upload a photo of the affected area, and receive advice and any necessary prescription in as little as two hours. At least festival goers were able to get diagnosed quickly and efficiently. However, getting an incurable disease during a weekend of fun, sheeeeshhhh.

Be safe, y’all.


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