'Make sure your polio vaccine is up to date' officials warn as the virus returns to the UK
1984 IS BEST known not so much as a year, but as a dystopian science fiction novel. Set in a world constantly at war and drenched in aggressive ideology, it was a landmark piece of writing. The year in question, meanwhile, was the last time polio was detected in the UK. As the virus returns, health officials are asking the public to make sure they are up to date with their vaccines.