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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's Health Department has confirmed the first case of a rare nervous system disorder that has affected dozens of children around the country.

Officials say a suspected case of acute flaccid myelitis has been confirmed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The child was hospitalized in October and has since been released.

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The rare condition causes arm and leg muscles to weaken. Sometimes it is preceded by a viral infection, but there is no specific cause.

There have been 134 confirmed cases in 33 states this year. Most of the people affected have been children.

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