Yes. It's true. All 30 boxes of everything I own. Or owned, considering the massive burn pile. I thought I'd downsized, but I've downsized again, thanks to nature. Next time, I will be paying attention to the "Maybe-I-should-put-rat-traps-in" vibe. Putting my hand in rat piss was.... one of the more interesting experiences in my life. And I've had a few. Also seeing one of my soup bowls full of rat turds. Actually. Really. One full day of gritting my teeth and just doing it.
PS. I Wikipedia'd hantavirus, and considering the very few cases in Canada and my invincibility to weird diseases, I think I'm good. But it took me a week to launder the fabrics and run all the dishes through a friend's dishwasher. That is all.