By Salma Khalik, Health Correspondent
WITH intensified efforts this year, Singapore's fight against dengue appears to have paid off, with 25 per cent fewer cases than last year.
However, a newly emerged Aedes mosquito-borne illness is causing fresh concerns. Chikungunya cases continued their upward trend, with more than 40 cases a week in the past three weeks.
Of the 43 cases diagnosed last week, 39 caught the virus locally, while the other four imported cases were from Malaysia.
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