STEP 489: An Old Foe in the New Normal (CE: 1.0)


This article presents a case study of a healthy, 27-year-old woman presenting with nausea, vomiting, cramping, and diarrhea. Learners are asked to consider her symptoms and factors that may have caused her diagnosis of Staphylococcus aureus.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify symptoms of S. aureus 
  • Discuss testing methods to diagnose S. aureus 
  • Identify causes of S. aureus


Deborah A. Johnson, MS, AHI (AMT), MT (ASCP), SM

Jon Judge, PhD

Beverly J. Barham, PhD, AHI (AMT), MPH, MT (ASCP)

Launched: 2021