It says infections of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in Papua New Guinea's remote south-west have reached crisis levels. The
country's health minister says tuberculosis is now a greater health emergency than HIV/AIDS.
It seems that of a very particular concern here is that some of the people that came down with this are just a hop, skip, and jump from mainland
While the article says that only 95 people have contracted it since 2005, it must be kept in mind that the area we're talking about it very rural.
Imagine what this thing could do if it hit a largely populated area.
I highly doubt we're talking the end of the world or anything ridiculous like that. Still, may be wise to keep an eye on developments related to it.