The Horse (Internet / Print) May 2006 Mosquito control experts and human health authorities are concerned that Americans are becoming complacent about protecting themselves and their horses against West Nile virus (WNV). They discussed this trend and new mosquito control techniques to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) West Nile virus meeting held Feb. 23-24 in San Francisco, Calif., and the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) convention meeting held Feb. 23-March 2 in Detroit, Mich. Alan Barrett, PhD, vice chair for research and professor in the Department of Pathology's Center for Tropical Diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch, presented research at the CDC meeting.