Robert Rodriguez/CNET Chinese health authorities continue to battle an outbreak of a pneumonia-like illness, first detected in the central city of Wuhan in December. The disease is caused by a novel coronavirus, officially known as SARS-CoV-2, which has now infected over 64,000 people and claimed more than 1,380 lives . On Thursday, the CDC confirmed a 15th case in the US under quarantine at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. The illness was first reported to the World Health Organization on New Year’s Eve and in the intervening weeks was linked to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses, the same family responsible for the diseases SARS and MERS , as well as some cases of the common cold. On Feb. 11, the WHO and other organizations agreed on the name COVID-19 for the illness. On Feb. 12, Chinese health authorities reported a jump in the amount of cases […]