College of Pharmacy, University of Thi-Qar discovered new strains of bacteria from the inmates of the burns unit at Al-Hussein Educational Hospital in Al-Nasiriyah, Dean of the College, Dr. Maha Shakir Hassan said.

Dr. Hassan said that the research reviewed the samples of the inmates of the burns unit that revealed new four strains of bacteria not previously registered in the National Center for Biotechnology Information in America.

Dr. Hassan added that the new four strains that took the form of Staphylococcus aureus were characterized by their strains of very high resistance to antibiotics Methicillin and Vancomycin which is supposed to be the best treatment for this type of bacteria which was diagnosed by API via using PCR technology.

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