There have been reports of ladies lying with dogs in Lagos State, Lekki to be precise, all in the name of making ends meet.
The report which has attracted reactions from Nigerians has it that the ladies are been given around 1 to 2 million to lie with dogs.
The aim behind this illicit act has not been disclosed as some believe the ladies in question are doing it for the love of money.
However, there are health implications to humans sleeping with animals and there are ailments that come with such action.
Here are some health implications of sleeping with animals.
1. Rabies: The disease is mostly gotten from dogs and if transferred to humans there are few chances that such a person would survive.
2. Echinococcosis: This is a tapeworm that is seen in the faeces of dogs, sheep and cats.
This disease would not be noticed until after a few years when it has caused cysts to develop in the kidneys, heart, spleens and brains of the affected person. It can lead to death if not treated.
3. Allergic Reaction: The system of humans is expected to react to the semen of a dog or any other animal as it is a foreign substance the body is not used to.
4. Sleeping with a dog can lead to Anaphylaxis and what it does to the body is that the immune system would release a flood of chemicals that can cause you to go into shock, blood pressure drops suddenly and the airways narrow, blocking breathing.
Signs and symptoms include a rapid, weak pulse; a skin rash; and nausea and vomiting.