Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now under order to stop using words including "vulnerable" in 2018 budget documents.
The public health institute is tasked with saving and protecting lives. A source says they were presented with a list of seven banned words.
On the list: "diversity," "fetus," "transgender," "vulnerable," "entitlement," "science-based" and "evidence-based."
A source says alternative word choices were presented, but those working on the Zika virus's effect on developing fetuses found themselves at a loss of acceptable words.