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Four US Defense Department labs are under investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over their handling of microbes used in bioterrorism research, the New York Times reports.

The errors at the labs involved samples of anthrax, plague, and a virus that causes encephalitis, which the agency studies to defend against their use as weapons. Officials say these errors posed no risk to the public.

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