Robert Rodriguez/CNET A never-before-seen virus detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan has claimed more than 50 lives and infected more than 2,000 Chinese citizens with a pneumonia-like illness, according to China’s National Health Commission. The virus was first reported to the World Health Organization on Dec. 31 and has been under investigation since. Chinese scientists have linked the disease to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses , which include the deadly SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrome. On Friday, French authorities confirmed three cases inside the country, the first known cases in Europe and Australia announced its four . On Sunday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a third case in the US , this time in Southern California. There are now more than 60 patients under investigation for possible infection in over 20 US states, according to Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the CDC […]